Boston Cannons Lose In Overtime Against The Ohio Machine
The Boston Cannons had a tough loss on Thursday night at home.
Boston was defeated in overtime by the Ohio Machine in a 16-15 final at home.
The Cannons got off on the right foot with Joe Nardella winning the opening faceoff and then ran down the field to put Boston up 1-0 to start the match. But the hot start was not enough to overcome the Machine. With the los the Cannons drop to 3-6 on the season
Davey Emala and Kylor Bellistri both scored four-goals apiece in the game with Bellistri following up an eight-point performance in the previous game.
Boston Cannons goaltender Tyler Fiortio made some big saves in front of the home crowd and his defense ahead of him played tough as well. But the match was clearly an offensive tug-of-war.
The previously mentioned Nardella, was a force to be reckoned with for the Cannons in the faceoff x. He finished the game going 24-of-32 from the faceoff x.
The biggest issue in the game for Boston was their 17-turnovers compared to the Machine who only turned the ball over seven times.
“Turnovers hurt us, sloppy play a little bit. Towards the end of the game we didn’t make that extra pass which hurt us tonight,” said Head Coach Sean Quirk.
The Cannons have some time off before their next game which will take place on the road on July 15th in Rochester, N.Y. If Boston hopes to make the playoffs they will need to start winning games or else they will be going home early this season.
“It’s back to the drawing board now. We can’t lose another game moving forward,” saidWill Manny on the importance of each remaining game.